Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

07 Sep 2017
Nursery News - First Week Back
10838325 xxl LFirst week in Big Owls

Our first week in Pre-school has been busy with the Big Owls settling back into the nursery routine! Our Circle Time was buzzing with stories from our summer adventures and, as we all had fun, we decided to go traveling again!

A suitcase appeared in our classroom on Monday morning and the girls found all sorts of things in it: passports, tickets, maps, clothes, stories and games! Where are we going? How are we going to get there? What are we going to pack? What is the weather like there? The girls are now working on their own suitcases, decorating them and filling them with important things for their trip!

Our mornings and afternoons are always full of songs, art and craft, exercise and outdoor adventures! The girls enjoyed making playdough cakes, building houses for the “little people” and pretending to be doctors at the house corner.  Remembering to follow the “Golden” rules was very important during the first week! Luckily, we had lots of helping hands, kind words, quiet voices and marshmallow feet!

Our week ended with a birthday party (and cake) in the Fantastical Forest! Thank you for a great first week Big Owls!

First week in Little Owls

The Little Owls have been settling into their new environment, re-establishing friendships and building new relationships with peers and staff.  They have been designing a huge caterpillar birthday board, creating circles and strengthening their fine motor skills. The girls and boys have loved finding their own “Mini Me” around the playrooms and we look forward to using these for self-registration in the coming days.

They have been exploring the various outdoor spaces, listening to stories, playing with the building blocks, using loose parts, helping to unearth potatoes to make wedges for snack, celebrating Eid al-Adha and developing our sand and water play areas.

What a busy first week we have had!

News Archive




Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England


Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

The Play That Goes Wrong

Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

Revving up the Revision

Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme






Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

Community and Staff Choir Rehearsals

Netball Success



Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

Starting at Houldsworth

Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

Our First Week at Nursery

Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

U6 Development Programme

6th Form Development Programme

Girls at St George’s School Bring Spitfire Restoration Back to School in Honour of Former Pupil ‘Spitfire’ Annie

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Presentation to 6th Form

Lower Six Social

Baking and Decorating Cupcakes

Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

Successful Renewal of our Eco Green Flag Award

Tours for the 1988 Old Girls


Spa Evening

My Weekend at Houldsworth

The Buddy Break

The Primary 5 Girls visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

Primary 5 Trip to the Pentlands

Sing, Shine, Laugh and Sign

Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

The Royal Navy’s Visit

Choosing a University Course

Congratulations to Kary on Achieving Top Marks

International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care